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on hearing on alms e.u. foreign ministers are to decide on the lifting of the weapons and ball goes to syria with the u.k. and france pushing to allow lethal aid to the rebels. and it comes amid growing fears the violence could spread across the region after a rocket was fired from lebanon into israel following two shells which landed in beirut. so late in the hour trade war and peace german chancellor angela merkel posed the chinese pm the u. threatens beijing with tyrants for unfairly selling products below their real value .
international news and comment live from moscow this is r.t. with me your leisure problem and a very well welcome to the program the e.u. remains divided on whether to ease sanctions against syria allowing weapons shipments to rebel fighters france and the u.k. are pushing hard for almost supplies however some e.u. members oppose and in the involved which expires on friday they says russia's foreign minister sergei lavrov and the u.s. secretary of state john kerry also meet in paris to prepare a peace conference on syria and let's not get more on that from our c.e.o. who is in paris for us lovely to see you know what's always saying now is not exactly a united front from the e.u. on the issue will top the main divisions that. it's not a united front in fact differences seem to be at the center of this entire meeting happening today in brussels centering on syria we have the u.k.
and france who are aggressively pushing for a lifting partial lifting of that to go on syria in order to send arms to the rebels the u.k. a foreign secretary william hague is trying to get the other members to agree with him that arming the a moderate moderate rebels in syria also france's leaders have been particularly aggressive in trying to lobby the other leaders to be on board in fact today. leading newspaper also published a report saying that serious forces loyal to bashar al assad had used chemical weapons because one of the reporters had experience effects of it critics would certainly point out that the timing of the publication especially since leaders are to make a decision today now on the other side you have france of the u.k. on one side on the other side you have several countries that lifting any in borgo would mean that arms could eventually end up in the wrong hands in violent hands in syria they're also pointing out to the fact that human human rights abuses have been committed by both sides which means that in. differences abound this isn't the
subject of the conversation here in fact william hague said that if there is no agreement it seems that each country will have to have its own sanctions policy on syria that's already what we've been seeing and if this happens assad as does remain in syria the conflict continues of course washington has voiced vocal support what if you were an opposition and ponced could not today's talks between liberals and kerry in part. this is certainly good because let's see the good let's remember the goal of this a russia u.s. led talks for peace is to convince everybody to be on the same page or sit down for talks peace talks in geneva and now washington did indeed express their support for the rebels and this could prove to be a problem in trying to get all sides involved bashar al assad in principle had said that he will attend those talks however the opposition has said that they will only do so if bashar al assad steps down we go back again to these pre-conditions these differences in into before making any steps or progress into the peace process and
we've already seen that everybody agrees essentially to have a solution for syria the crux of the matter here is how to go about doing so each country seems to have its own vision of how to accomplish this goal and this is already what we've been seeing for the past couple of years and we can say that it has been hampering any substantial conspire in syria. from brussels test so many thanks indeed. meanwhile the conflict in syria is raging with fears once again having been stoked that violence could be spilling into neighboring states damascus claims rebels have killed a t.v. correspondent who was covering clashes near the border with lebanon in recent cross border violence a rocket has apparently been fired from lebanon towards israel it followed two shells landing in a hezbollah controlled area of beirut after the group rates rated its support for the assad government syrian rebel fighters have denied any involvement but middle
east expert only raised feels that they say can't be trusted. some members of the free syrian army deny that however there was one official who said that hezbollah you know its activity will lead to repercussions that would target the northern city of tripoli and beirut international airport and that perhaps is an indicator that some of the opposition groups of these syrian opposition groups are indeed involved in what happened you have to remember that the free syrian army using the one block so if one spokesman denies that it might very well be that another opposition of opposition group which also use of title the free syrian army could have been involved in one of the rockets even landed in the road church and it was on the border between southern beirut and the christian district so obviously this is not an attack on a possible sort of institution it's a clearly an act of terrorism against innocent civilians on an inhabited area and
so i think it just goes to show you the nature of these groups who we are dealing with the u.s. enjoys advanced military presence worldwide and recently president obama unveiled a new face to the war on terror defending america's overseas policies but there are more questions about the legal basis for this military activity when the u.s. is finding who is under the cover of military threats and she's going to chicken out reports. president obama in his major national security speech this may quoted james madison saying no nation could preserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare at the very same time the administration claims power to wage endless war across the globe there was a senate hearing this may revisiting the authorization for use of military force which congress enacted days after nine eleven attacks in two thousand and one at a hearing pentagon officials claimed that authorization gives the president power to wage endless war anywhere in the world including syria yemen and the congo and
when asked how long they predict this war on terror is going to last they said quote from ten to twenty years and one way of understanding this is you say ten to twenty years when you see no end in sight here's a clip from that hearing on the you agree with me that when it comes to international terrorism we're talking about a war one struggle. absolutely sure that would you agree with me the battlefield is wherever the enemy chooses to make it. is sir from boston the. i couldn't agree with you more do you agree with the general. the enemy of the troops so by the administration's definition but wall that is the battlefield with me today is brian becker with the answer coalition brian thanks for joining bryan you have president obama saying that his national security speech that the u.s. is not engaged in a boundless war and yet you have this vast military presence across the globe washington post cited a senior administration official who said u.s. special operations forces were active in seventy five countries to that you had the
drone strikes and new drone bases does it look like the u.s. this really seeking to limit itself in the use of military force no in fact the policy in the institutional policy is for the united states that it would be prepared for endless war but that being engaged in all of the activities that would lead one to believe that they are an endless war there's one point three million u.s. military personnel three hundred to four hundred thousand of them are overseas there's nine hundred military bases the united states spends not five hundred twenty five billion which is the defense department budget but really about a trillion dollars on warfare that's greater than the next sixteen nations combined we see an integrated network of bases now drone bases growing increasingly this is to have a full spectrum domination using the military as the club the administration argues that all their military actions in the countries that the u.s. is not at war with are perfectly legal under the u.s. congress it's authorization for use of military force that's their legal
justification for continuing all these attacks what about international law well international law has been shredded by the so-called global war on terrorism or the authorization bill that allows the u.s. to invade any country bomb any country and kill whoever it wants the u.n. charter is quite. the united states like all other member nations of the united nations can only go to war and gauge and more engage in military activity. as an act of imminent self-defense in other words the defense from an imminent threat but in fact the united states by arrogating to absolve the right to war anywhere against anyone all the time is clearly in violation of international law but president obama says the administration does not violate anybody's sovereignty because it operates in consultation with the governments concerned the whole population of pakistan their parliament unanimously vehemently oppose drone strikes and yet they continue so maybe the administration is in consultation with the government there but certainly not the people i'm going to check on me today was
brian becker with the answer coalition from our studio in washington thanks for watching. is president obama really a confidence for change does he see the same goals as his predecessors that's the question posed in crosstalk with the debate century on the us president's foreign policy and here's a quick. think when we compare like nixon to bush or obama there's really not much of a comparison we do have something like an imperial presidency now well i don't know if i'd go that far i would say obama you know he was swept into power in two thousand and eight as a you know on change on hope he was really idealistic so originally he had foreign policies that were very different from what what what had happened in the past and he was saying we shouldn't gauge with so-called rogue states he was saying that we should make this huge effort to engage the muslim world and so he gave a very famous speech in cairo he even went into the very same crossing of the u.s. policy on israel by really pushing the israelis to do more and on settlements and
he wanted to big strategic deep relationship with pakistan but all of that basically didn't work out i. and you can watch the full edition of right here on all see at twelve. and also to come the u.k. industry getting back on its feet. was an industrial joy in britain's coal mines still works in shipyards and i'm mostly a thing of the past we've come here to the northeast of the country to find out the impact of the death about old industry have had a local communities hit i why the new signs of life approving so important. and to descend into the heart of any riot in the wild from the safety of the oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh tell you how often this break.
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any time anyway. this is also you welcome bach maneuvering to avoid a looming trade war between beijing and the you as chancellor angela merkel hosed the new chinese premier germany's the only e.u. destination on his trip and comes after the e.u. threatened trade a time of so against china for pricing key products too cheaply his piece owner has been following the tolls between the economic giants of europe and asia. the new chinese prime minister is in germany for talks with chancellor angela merkel and trade is set to dominate those talks last year alone germany exported around sixty seven billion euros worth of goods to china and they want to see that increase in
the future. has in the past made no secret about her want to call the chinese markets last year she visited beijing twice within the space of seven months and she's wanting to make sure that the trade can be done between the two countries especially considering germany's traditional markets in europe do appear to be drying up the financial crisis meaning that those countries in europe that were previously buying german exports really can't afford to do that at the moment she also perhaps has an eye on the future in a potential british exit from the european union that could see over seventy billion euros worth of exports put into doubt if great britain wasn't part of the trade union or that is the e.u. for the chinese they want to do more business with germany germany is one of the few countries they to skeptics head above water when it's come to this financial crisis they have also that means that they're one of the few countries economically
that can afford to buy more and more chinese exports so that's why we're seeing the world's second largest economy in china courting europe's largest economy and germany to try and mutually to increase mutually beneficial trade between the two countries. the european commission is pushing the block's members to get engaged in talks with china which could pave the way to free trade deal chinese direct investment could bring around two hundred billion euros in french capital to europe this year a figure to double the money paid by the e.u. to rescue greece recent studies show ninety seven percent of chinese companies operating in europe are planning to increase their current investment there and however move those three quarters complained that the e.u. is bureaucracy and high costs are in training their business and political analyst young says chinese money is crucial for debt stricken europe the recent
statistics show that china has increasingly being active in investing in europe therefore investment from china is very important or has become very important for some you economies in. kind of recovery that's not surprising that a number of you politicians or government leaders actually go to china for some kind of help you is very important for china in terms of strategic relationship but they will also most importantly in trade an economic relationship and germany is the biggest kind of trading partner of china of all you countries and strategically also important to ro therefore it's not surprising the prime minister. chooses to visit germany. as the first you country he visited.
central paris was engulfed in violence over the weekend as police crime down on the crowds protesting against a same sex marriage law passed last month despite the rally being largely peaceful throughout the day it ended up in tear gas clashes and arrests let's discuss now it with john laughlin from the institute of democracy and corporations who was of the dunce ration mr locke and welcome to r.c. so why such a harsh response from the french police that. i think the french police under the leadership of the ministry of the interior regard these demonstrations as an ideological threat to their power and indeed that's what they are these are the biggest mass demonstrations probably in the whole of the french history and certainly for the last thirty years or more and they have been completely unexpected the government never expected so many people to turn out into the street
and they realize that those people who were demonstrating yesterday are as i say their ideological enemies and there's been a lot of propaganda encouraged by the go around. yelling that the demonstrators are actually gone. and as you say the ministry of interior had fully expected the far right groups to join the protests and provide clashes over four thousand police were mobilized to maintain security so why were they are unable to control the situation at all you know i didn't want to say i didn't want to lend credence to the idea that there are far right groups this is the government propaganda this is precisely the way that the government has been seeking to deal of shittim eyes what is a massively what is a massive demonstration and it's overwhelmingly peaceful the fact that a few young people ended up throwing a couple of bottles at the police not that i approve it does not mean as the government would like to pretend that somehow dangerous sinister forces are at work
. behind these demonstrations yet. i don't know as far as i know although there were clashes and although there were a large number of arrests i do not believe that there was any serious breakdown in law and order and the french government is extremely unpopular at the moment with present our lands raising hitting a record low twenty four percent now and this doesn't seem like the best timing for a crackdown on protesters what do you think. you know it's completely mad and of course it only encourages the demonstrators and their supporters around the country to think that the government is dictatorial you know they have gathered together a million people for the vast majority of whom have demonstrated peacefully and yet they were met in the run up to the demonstration on sunday with very hostile propaganda by the government the ministry of the interior said children should not come there is going to be violence and so on it was very strict the impression we
got very strongly commentators and participants alike was that the government was doing everything it could to deal egyptian mys this demonstration and to discourage people from coming. and again our lands election was hailed as a revival of social democracy want us there with them to police action tell us about its current state. well it tells us that whereas in economic policy none of the policies of a long long can be described as left wing he campaigned you'll recall on against austerity saying that he was going to accept that austerity package and of course as soon as he was in power implemented what and this is having very serious effects on french society so to substitute if you like for this failure to pursue any kind of left wing social or economic policy he's instead putting forward or putting through this law on gay marriage which in the words of its own authors will bring
about a change of civilization it's a kind of substitute if you like for the economic policy that he refuses to to implement and as for the police they are acting under government orders the ministry of the interior was in the police headquarters yesterday more or less directing operations so they are acting politically. john laughlin from the institute on democracy corp in paris mr locke and i thank you very much indeed for your time. as altie dot com for you right now bahrain in justice critics slamming the country's ideas of right and wrong saying charges arrayed against protesters while police are acquitted of murder. dot com for the full story that. all click along to our you tube channel. where you can see one monkey of his fellow passengers a bus ride in china will never forget discover exactly what was going on online.
today. these are the images the world has been seeing from the streets of canada. showing corporations rule the day. a british industry has a place and for cars before going stronger than expected but as all she saw first reports while it might have dispelled some clouds about the u.k. economy the road to recovery will be long and hard. britain's industry seems to be showing some signs of life recent figures from the office for national statistics show industrial production is up which some of seen as a sign the u.k.
might be slowly bringing itself back from the brink of another recession but renowned historian nicholas comfort has much the decline of the once industrial giant and says that when it comes to industry the k. is still falling far behind the global competition have been massive individual companies the second largest manufacturing power in the world in terms of exports we had massive car industry a huge aircraft industry we will world leaders in computing and nuclear power. over that period pretty well all of this is evaporated along with the loss of great british plans britain has gone from having the majority of its workforce in manufacturing to having little eva ten percent so just how did this happen you know this clear need for all industries to keep being updated and relevant and the way to do that is to work closely with the workforce and show that there is that
modernization happening was the life support was turned off for many. industries lose by the seemingly easy cash of the city's finance industry past governments dismantled largest ways of british industry arguing they were no longer profitable or here in the northeast that heavy industry is a huge point of pride when the coal mines in the still works in the shipyards were dismantled it wasn't just the loss of the industry it was a huge emotional loss as well and it's one that many here have never really recovered from in the aftermath of the industrial collapse skilled labor workforce there is little else today that it is evident with the northeast suffering from the highest unemployment in the country. in the shipyards and factories and the stores. perfect. things seem to be getting more difficult especially for people. but along with the
recent piece to manufacturing figures there are signs that things could be looking up the region's annual exports have almost doubled in the last five years enabling job creation in areas such as the car industry recent industrial resurrections might not be enough to replace what once was but this is at least an attempt to breathe life back into areas such as this and for many in the communities that could prefer a welcome life sarah firth r.t. in the north east of england have you ever wanted to take to the streets and process for an important cause or perhaps joy security services try to restore the peace well soon you'll be able to do both with a new riot video game giving you the opportunity to be on either side of the barricade without putting yourself in danger. takes a look. soon you will be able to take part in a street protest from the comfort of your chair coming out for handheld devices and
p.c.'s is the first ever a riot simulator game wrapped in pixel graphics and old school sounds it will let you choose sides protesters or the police and help violent havoc unfold in the streets of european cities the game's designers say they have taken part in real life protests in italy so they floated this game to tell the true tale of global uprisings stop listening to the lies of the media shut down the television and get yourself in the line to fight for your freedom of speech is the message on the games website moreover the designers claim they are documenting eyewitness accounts to make the gameplay as real as possible and to answer many questions like what triggers acts of violence and what do cops feel when an angry mob attacks a game like this would probably have raised eyebrows a few years ago but today the world sees protests on almost a daily basis to a large extent street riots have become a popular media tool music stars film videos with violent street skirmishes and hollywood makes entire movies about street movements scenes of rallies worldwide
are ever present on t.v. screens which breeds a feeling that street upheaval is no longer something out of the ordinary the masterminds of the new addition to the whole protest many say their app is more about education than entertainment that i called one of the designers writing is an experience that needs to be lived and of quote. next to not see if the jazz band hi john. you know. you think you understand it and then.
ground control that the craft had been hijacked. to london. the events that followed the plane's emergency landing close to the finnish border became a nightmare for its passengers. people were lying here under this hatch. conscious and many had severe injuries. plane had been hijacked by a family of. the children played together in a jet and together they planned to. children. having first killed their own mother. brother shot my mom before my eyes how could he commit such a sin. how did they smuggle explosives and weapons aboard. musicians into terror.